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Psychodynamic Perspective of Human Behavior

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This perspective holds to the idea that human behavior and activity is unknown to the person. The psychodynamic perspective gives special emphasis to the unconscious thoughts, desires, wishes and motivations that affect what we do. Freud added to this, stating that the human personality is comprised of both conscious and unconscious parts, known as the id, ego and superego.
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The unconscious contains desires that affect what we do
Unconsciously seeking money and fast car

This perspective focuses on the human unconscious. This contains thoughts, desires, wishes and motivations that affect what we do, while we are unaware of their influence.

id, ego, and superego
id desires, ego is realistic, and superego is moral

Freud postulated that the personality contains both conscious and unconscious parts, called the id, ego and superego. The id is the primitive part of our personality which seeks pleasure and immediate gratification. ego is the part of our personality that operates within the bounds of reality to seek the acceptable ways to satisfy the id's unreasonable demands. The superego is the part of our personality which satisfies our morals and elements of conscious.

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